Episode Archive

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A Grand And Glorious Feeling

Jack Hylton would become one of Britain’s foremost bandleaders, but got his start in barrooms…at the age of 8.

Feel Like Going to Town?

The Harlem Hamfats...born at the wrong time.

Workin’ on the Railroad

This favorite folk song is All American, but railways themselves predate the country…by more than 2,000 years.

I’m Going to Vote For a Democrat!

You’re listening to Harry Stewart, by way of “psychic medium”...

I’m Going to Vote For a Republican!

You’re listening to Harry Stewart as Yogi Yorgesson and…

Jolie Blon

Get out your Cajun dictionary...you're gonna need it.

Listen…If You Dare!

Whether you’ve been planting tombstones in the front yard or planning on turning the lights off early, Halloween is here.

Gallis Pole

Perhaps no man is more qualified to sing a song of impending execution than the "Murderous Minstrel" himself, Huddie Ledbetter.

Beethoven vs. Napoleon

Beethoven initially considered Napoleon a kindred spirit; indeed, they were more or less the same age, grew up in modest households, and neither had ...

Never Swat A Fly…

Those lyrics you hear, the “Never swat a fly, he may love another fly”…They’re cute, but they also hint at ideologies found in many ...

A Capitol Idea

You’re listening to “I Found A New Baby”, recorded in 1942, and…

Old Man Atom

Up and Atom! It’s the Music of the Atomic Age.